Sociology and Social Anthropology

Sociology: culture, sociology and social anthropology; cultural globalization and the culture of globalization; globalization and neoliberal structures; transnational movements and globalization; social theory; theories of nationalism ideology, power and resistance; the construction and uses of ethnicity; social networks; economic sociology; migration; urban studies; regional development
Social Movements: Emergence and development of locally or transnationally situated social movements, the relationship of social movements to civil society
Network Science: is an area where ideas concerning behaviour and evolution of complex networks from natural sciences are applied to social phenomena and vice versa

Kényszer vagy kivonulás – élet a peremeken

Kovács, Éva, and Zsuzsanna Vidra. "Kényszer vagy kivonulás – élet a peremeken." Tér és Társadalom 26, no. 4 (2012): 73-92.
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Center for Policy Studies (CPS)
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Research Affiliate
Center for Policy Studies (CPS)

Agnes Kende is a visiting research fellow at Center for Policy studies. She has an MA from sociology. Her main research interests are equity in education, school segregation and discrimination and Roma children/students in education. She has worked number of international comparative researches on minority, education and social policy issues.

Arrested Development: The Story of a Budapest Neighborhood

Finely detailed, turn-of-the-century facades, shabby but still elegant, share downtown streets with sleekly modern office fronts. Some grand old dames of architecture are beautifully renovated, others are crumbling. This is Budapest, a city of contrasts, where development may seem random. Alexandra Kowalski, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, sought an explanation.

Monterescu to Succeed Fabiani as Director of Doctoral Program in Sociology

Daniel Monterescu, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, succeeded Professor Jean-Luis Fabiani on Jan. 1 as director of the doctoral program.

Mathematical Model “Describes” Online Conflicts over Wikipedia Articles

Budapest, February 19, 2013 – Researchers have produced a mathematical model to describe how conflicting opinions are resolved over articles that appear on Wikipedia, the collaboratively edited encyclopedia. The study maps the evolution of opinion over time so that even widely diverging opinions may eventually converge. The researchers say this pattern emerges from the interaction of the editors resulting in collective human behavior reminiscent to interaction of particles in physics.

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